Life-long resident Bill Burnett (now deceased) spent 10 years writing this history of an Eagle County railroad town. His memoir offers anecdotes about the buildings, people, and industries that shaped this mountain town.
Before Eagle County became known for its world-class ski resorts and high-end real estate, the county had a colorful history of nomadic Utes, adventurous mountain men, optimistic miners, and hard-working homesteaders. The Eagle County Historical Society works to preserve and share the county’s rich history. Knowing and understanding the people and forces that shaped the past makes us a better community today.
Eagle County Historical Society
PO Box 192
Eagle, CO 81631